Sunday, August 8

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I think it's safe to say that only a few people really achieve their dreams:



So the question is this: do we feel like failures for giving up what we think to be our dreams in order to live life? And if you could go back and do it again... would you have given up your life for your dreams?

12 comments:

  1. My answer would be no. You know how when you're making fun of someone expecting too much from something and then being let down, you say dont expect it to change your life? The film Up really did that for me. Its the perfect movie.

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  2. I've read this comment three times and am still not quite sure what you mean.

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  3. I read my comment again too, and I think I wrote a little liek Mash there. You ended your post with 'if you could go back and do it again... would you have given up your life for your dreams?', and my answer is no (not that I'm done with my life or anything, I'm still quite young ahem), and then I said this is the life changing lesson I've learnt from the film Up. I also added a little unnecessary stuff in between.

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  4. Hmm. What was the lesson you learned though?

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  5. its a brave person who can answer that truthfully. no one wants to acknowledge that all the time living was wasted. natural to find something worthwhile in it. even if at first, it doesnt ring true.

    personally...ive always thought the hardest question to answer was.... can you live out your dreams without being selfish?

    :|

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  6. Shak, that its ok to be boring. And that old men are incredibly attractive. I have a huge crush on Mr. Fredrickson.

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  7. >no one wants to acknowledge that all the time living was wasted.

    But that's just it - why do unfulfilled "dreams" imply that your life was a waste? It's this attitude that is making so many people unhappy and discontent imo.

    >can you live out your dreams without being selfish?

    Well yes, but only if your dreams involve people other than yourself.

    >Shak, that its ok to be boring.

    But it doesn't have to be boring!

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  8. boring x boring = fun!

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  9. Exactly! Finger painting with the kids could be just as exciting as climbing a mountain if you let it.

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  10. Anonymous11:32

    its not unrealised dreams that make ppl miserable. its unrealised self.

    sorry though. i answered your q actually thinking of a few prime examples...where the ppl were actually deep in a rut. and not exactly happy to be there but unwilling to leave.

    my bad.

    (most ppl will probably choose finger painting over the climbing. i think it has something to do with the availability of loos...)

    pserean

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  11. "I think I wrote a little liek Mash there"

    What is writing a little like Mash?

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  12. Umm like I'm speaking to myself? Sorry.

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